17 Sep 2005 bvdborgh   » (Master)

We have invented a new kind of actuator and it is called "the MACCEPA". The MACCEPA is a straightforward and easy to construct rotational actuator, of which the compliance can be controlled separately from the equilibrium position. The generated torque is a linear function of the compliance and of the angle between equilibrium position and actual position. This makes this actuator perfectly suitable for dynamic walking, human- robotic interfaces and robotic rehabilitation devices.

. More info on this website: http://mech.vub.ac.be/ maccepa

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